Friday, 14 March 2014

Dare you take the BBC2 Allotment Challenge?

A soft southern allotment, as depicted by the BBC

There is just one week left to apply to compete in a BBC2 primetime gardening show 'The Big Allotment Challenge', produced in association with Silver River Productions, a TV company based in London. looking for contestants!

Davinia Richardson, a Silver River Junior Casting Producer, writes:
"We’ve just started casting for the series so we’re in the early stages. The programme will follow a handful of talented amateur kitchen gardeners as they transform a plot of earth into a patch of beauty to reveal all the wonderful possibilities that can be unlocked from allotment growing. Kitchen gardening and growing your own produce is an amazing way to live and this series celebrates that.

"We’re looking for people who have the skill and dedication to dig their way to victory and be crowned the winner of The Big Allotment Challenge. People who can cultivate the perfect carrot, make their green tomatoes into award winning chutney and turn their dahlias and sweet peas into floral arrangements fit for a Queen.

"We’re looking for amateurs so obviously we don’t expect anyone to be highly skilled at everything, they could be a window box grower, an existing allotmenteer or simply love to grow veg, if they’ve got some experience as well as the enthusiasm and dedication to learn then we’d love to consider them for the show!"

For more information and an application form visit:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/showsandtours/shows/beonashow/the_big_allotment_challenge
You can also visit 'The Big Allotment Challenge - Casting' on facebook.
Applicants must be 18 years of age or over.
Closing date for applications is Thursday 20 March 2014.

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